On 30th January 1649, Charles I, King of England was beheaded on a scaffold outside The Banqueting House at Whitehall. He had been condemned to death by Act of Attainder, and his death warrant was signed by 59 individuals. It is said that he went to his death wearing extra clothing so he would not shiver in front of the public, and he did not want them to think he was shaking from fear. But why was he condemned? It is well known that the Royalists lost the English Civil War and the country was taken over by Oliver Cromwell; and his trial found him guilty of inciting war, murder, rape, burnings and a number of other offences. Although Charles refused to admit his guilt, being under the impression that the King could do no wrong (he was a staunch believer in the Divine Right Of Kings), his silence was taken as his admission of guilt.
- Reviewed this bad boy today over on the blog #bookstagram #bookreview https://theborgiabull.com/2019/08/27/review-the-ismaili-assassins-a-history-of-medieval-murder-by-james-waterson/More reading about #pirates.Two new review books from the lovely guys at @penswordbooks. Very much looking forward to reading "The Pope's Army"!#Savonarola twins in #Ferrara#Ferrara, the birthplace of #Savonarola. This statue looms in a piazza named after him.Book post is the best post. Got this massive pile from the amazing people at Pen and Sword to review! Cannot WAIT to get stuck in. Expect a whole bunch of reviews on the blog SOON!
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